PEPY “NGO project” in Japanese classrooms

Posted on: June 15, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

PEPY “NGO project” in Japanese classrooms

We just got a report sent to us from Japan about a high school that did research projects on PEPY… how cool!  A big “thank you” goes out to Jennie Roloff for teaching about NGO work in her class and for including PEPY in her project.  Jennie is a JET in Japan teaching English in a public high school.  If you are a teacher and want some resources to teach about PEPY or Cambodia, check out our Teaching Resources page.

Enjoy the write up about Jennie’s class project below!
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In January 2009, the first-year students at Shizuoka Municipal High School (Ichiko) in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan did group projects in their English classes in which they learned about various NGOs. Some studied Japanese NGOs and others studied international ones. Four students from each 1st year class were assigned PEPY and they had to research it, create a poster, and give a presentation on the history of the NGO, what they do, where they work and how we can help! There were 10 different NGOs assigned but since the history of PEPY started in Shizuoka prefecture with JETs, I wanted to give a nod to “homegrown initiative” and include PEPY. I met the PEPY creators in my first year on JET, and though I was unable to travel, I wanted to help out wherever I could. I also wanted to find a way to show students what some of their ALTs do when they’re not at work!

— Jennie Roloff, JET Programme ALT,  2004-2009